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Update 4243: Another chillier morning this morning at Woodbine. And another busy morning at Steve's I had ten sets, five before the break and five after the break. No gate schoolers but a few galloped two miles so quite a tiring morning's work! All galloped nicely. My morning started again with a spin around the sand ring on one of Anita's (Terry Jordan). We have a few runners here this afternoon, and one we recently shipped out, Jimmy Simms, is running at Churchill Downs. Hopefully a fun afternoon at the races!
Update 4242: For the second time since I have been at this Woodbine meet, Churchill Downs has had to cut purses. This latest cut takes effect on Wednesday: Churchill cuts purses by 10 percent.
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Update 4241: A pleasant afternoon at the races at Woodbine. We had two runners and both won, and we paddock schooled three. It was nice to get the winners. We had had a little bit of a leaner time with winners in the last couple of weeks. I also got to watch Taletobetold win at Churchill Downs. She was my favorite horse that I used to ride for Eddie Kenneally. Very cool!
Update 4240: We had rain overnight, but thankfully not during training hours at Woodbine. It was also a little chillier here than it has been the last few days, but still warm enough for the time of year! A busy morning at Steve's. I had ten sets, we got six out before the break and then four out after the break, non of which went to the gate. All galloped nicely. One (Mr Rowdy) bucked so high and hard after his gallop that I lost my neckstrap halfway through the move. If I had hung onto the neckstrap I am sure he would have pulled me over his head. As one rider remarked, it was a good job I was riding very long, as is my habit on Rowdy! The day started with a visit to the sand ring on one of Anita's (Terry Jordan). I was tired and ready for a coffee when I was done!
Update 4239: Raven's Pass, surprise winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic, has been retired to stud in Ireland: Raven's Pass retired; to stand at Kildangan Stud.
Stardom Bound, the best 2yo filly this year, will campaign on the west coast again next year, and jockey Mike Smith will retain the mount: Stardom Bound to race in California in '09.